Pumpkin Prowl 2016

Celebrate the season with the animals!

Coming up next in November 11th, 2017!

Celebrate autumn in the wildest way imaginable... Our annual Pumpkin Prowl event!

Grab a coat and a friend, and join us on November 12th for our annual Pumpkin Prowl, the most unique and thrilling way to celebrate autumn in North Carolina!

Join us in selecting, decorating, and carving the pumpkins; then watch as our keepers decorate our animals’ enclosures and introduce our animals to an autumn wonderland. Our animals love finding these new fascinating items in their space, and we enjoy watching as they investigate their gifts.

Have you ever wondered how we target-train Ramsey Leopard, or why it's important to be able to check a wolf’s paws and ears, or what caracals like to eat for snacks?

Enjoy the fun at your own pace because Pumpkin Prowl is a self-guided walk-about event, meaning you can spend as much time as you want admiring the residents you find most enjoyable. Our staff will be stationed throughout the park to tell you about our animals and answer your questions.

Event Schedule:

Pre-event pumpkin carving: 12pm
Park Gates open for visitors: 1pm
The critters receive their toys and gifts: 1:30pm
A final "oofing" farewell from our lions. The animal park closes: 3pm
Event ends: 3:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: THE INCLEMENT WEATHER MAKE-UP DATE is Nov 19th. When you plan your Pumpkin Prowl adventure, please also set the make-up date aside on your calendar. If the weather forecast in our region includes unsafe conditions, we will postpone the event and contact you.

Vendors

We are happy to welcome our vendors to the party!

Our favorite food truck, Porchetta return with their delicious spread.

One of our Partners of the Pride, Iron Gate Winery, also returns with wine for purchase by the glass and bottles, including some of our custom labels.

Bringing Minors?

If you are bringing participants under the age of 18, we require that a waiver be filled out by a legal guardian prior to the tour. See link above.
If you are not the legal guardian of a minor you are bringing with you, the legal guardian MUST fill out a waiver for the child prior to the time of the tour. Each adult will also have to fill out a waiver for themselves.
If you are bringing participants under the age of 18, we require that a waiver be filled out by a legal guardian prior to the tour. If you are not the legal guardian of a minor you are bringing with you, the legal guardian MUST fill out a waiver for the child prior to the time of the tour.
Each adult will also have to fill out a waiver for themselves.

Our Members of the Pride & Lifetime Adopters

Member of the Pride: $18.00 per person
Discounted tickets are limited by the level of your Membership. Members with an Individual Membership receive 1 discounted ticket, Couples Membership holders receive 2 discounted tickets, and Family Membership holders receive 4 discounted tickets.

Lifetime Adopter: $12.00 per person
Discounted tickets are applicable for the immediate family. Your guests will be admitted at the public price.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your reservation, please let us know at least 72 hours in advance of your scheduled tour in order to receive a refund.

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